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Ethan Iverson: "I asked Bertha [Hope] if she ever used the word "contrafact" to describe the process of writing new tunes over old changes, and she replied, "Of course not. The only people who used that word went to a university to learn about jazz."" - (Jazz Times March 2020).

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COFID- 19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Homage to Clifford Brown

Scanning through some Jazz Monthly magazines from the 1950s I encountered this poem by one F.E. Flemen. Flemen, you may recall, was the poet whose works were read by Ralph Watson at the June 1958 poetry and jazz session that Maurice Summerfield referred to a few days ago.
This poem, Homage to Clifford Brown, appeared in the January 1959 edition of Jazz Monthly. I wonder if it was one of the poems read at the June 25 session?*
Lance
*Clifford Brown was killed in a car crash on June 26, 1956. Almost two years to the day prior to the session.

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